Struggling Artists Hopeful City Council Will Allow Outdoor Performances In Public Spaces With Program Similar To 'Open Streets'Theaters have been dark since the spring, but the spotlight is on a new plan that could allow shows to move outdoors.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Drops Out Of 2021 Mayoral Race, Discusses DepressionIn a statement, Johnson cited personal challenges and opened up about depression.
New York City Council Approves Optional 10% Restaurant Surcharge FeeThere is some relief coming for New York City restaurants struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
New York City Council Considering Changes To Language Of Police Chokehold BanThere will be a public hearing before the City council votes on the amended language.
Having Second Thoughts? City Council To Look At Language In NYPD Chokehold BillChanges are coming to the city's controversial chokehold bill that subjects officers to criminal charges.
Members Of NYC Council Education Committee Back Calls To Delay School YearOn Friday, Mark Treyger, chair of the city council's Committee on Education, called for a delay, saying there's no plan from the Department of Education.
New York City Lawmakers Approve $1 Billion Cut From NYPD Budget; Protesters Say It Still Falls ShortProtesters have been demanding cuts to the NYPD’s nearly $6 billion spending in favor of education and social services to address he root of what drives people to crime.
Mayor De Blasio Says Budget Deal Reallocates $1 Billion From NYPD To Youth And Community ServicesThe City Council and protesters want to shift how the city fights crime by focusing on prevention over punishment.
New York City Council Votes To Legalize E-Bikes, E-ScootersThe bill allows both to operate through the city's five boroughs.
NYC Council Passes Series Of Police Reforms, Including Officers Required To Show Badge NumbersThe City Council passed a package of police reforms on Thursday. Some of the legislation lingered for years, only to get fast tracked amid the protests.
New York City Council Proposes Cutting $1 Billion From NYPD BudgetThe council calls it an "ambitious goal," but says they have identified savings that would cut over $1 billion.
New York City Council Issues Recommendations For Reopening BeachesArea residents have been allowed to go for walks on the beach, but any kind of gathering, or sports, or swimming is not permitted.
New York City Council Members Call Out 'Serious Dysfunction' Behind The Scenes Of City's Coronavirus Response"I'm disappointed that our two health-related agencies have had their infighting exposed," said Councilwoman Carlina Rivera.
NYC Council Passes Bills That Protect Restaurants, Small Businesses From Landlords Going After Personal AssetsHelp may be on the way for restaurants and small businesses struggling in the city.
NYC Council Considers Capping Food Delivery Fees During EmergenciesThe bill would restrict the fees during emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic, when restaurants can’t have diners on the premises.